Advice For a Friend

I've always loved this poem and after the talk we had last night through PMs, I wanted to post this for SilentlySuffering:

Comes the Dawn

After awhile you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
And company doesn't mean security
And you begin to understand that kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head held high and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.
You learn to build your roads on today,
Because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in midflight.
After awhile you learn that even sunshine burns
If you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone else to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure,
That you really are strong
That you really do have worth
And you learn and learn...and you learn
With every goodbye - you learn.

~Veronica A. Shoffstall

CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
31-35, F
2 Responses Mar 16, 2009

I'll going to keep after you, too!!

That is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself.